More than 1300 South Africans return home

Written by on 20th Apr 2020

The Department of International Relations and Corporations has revealed that more than 1300 South Africans have been repatriated from 17 countries.

At the weekend, 80 South Africans were brought back from Italy, 206 arrived from Germany and 35 from Angola.

Despite the travel restrictions, South Africans from several countries including Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom and Nigeria, have been able to return.

Speaking to Ynews, the department’s spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the repatriation process is tougher due to travel restrictions and regulations introduced by countries, in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“We will continue doing this work because we have many of our nationals in distress and stranded in many capitals across the world”, said Monyela.

The group of South Africans who arrived back this past weekend will spend at least two weeks in various quarantine sites around Gauteng.

To date, country has  3158 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 54 deaths.


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